Outer Perimeter

The Outer Perimeter is a freeway planned to encircle Atlanta, in the U. S. state of Georgia about 20 to 25 miles outside of Interstate 285, colloquially referred to as the Perimeter and is a point of reference for local travel outside Atlanta's city core. The original plan of the highway was to have gone through or near the communities of Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Conyers, McDonough, Newnan, Peachtree City, Villa Rica, Dallas; the roadway was to have paralleled State Route 20, which goes around three sides of Atlanta. A incarnation of the highway only encompassed what was termed the Northern Arc and included the portion of the original planned highway from Interstate 75 near Cartersville across to Interstate 85 near the Mall of Georgia in Buford. One proposal tied to this version would have limited exits to five major interchanges, at the freeways that crossed it: I-75; the Northern Arc was to have been a toll road under another proposal, which advocates say would have kept most local traffic away from the highway, while freeing it for trucks.

Opponents said that despite the toll, the road would have encouraged additional development and congestion, creating the continued urban sprawl that, at times, threatens to overwhelm areas much closer to Atlanta-proper. The highway has been designated Georgia State Route 500. Advocates of the highway touted its use by long-distance truck drivers to have them avoid the congestion of the highways much closer to Atlanta; the original Perimeter, I-285, planned as a bypass of the city and was completed in 1969, has in effect become one of the main freeway routes for both local traffic and traffic passing through the Atlanta area. Budgetary constraints, political pressure, public opposition killed plans for both incarnations of the road. However, the Northern Arc resurfaced in February 2007, with suggestions that it be placed further north, out of the current path of exurban land development. In 2015, SR 20 started to get widened, starting with a new bridge over the Chattahoochee River, to alleviate traffic congestion.

The route will resemble the original Northern Arc path and the plan will be the Northern Arc replacement. In October 2017, the northeastern most side of the Northern Arc is scheduled to be in place. Planned to be a toll road from I-85 to SR 316, labeled as the Sugarloaf Parkway Extension, Phase II, one can see the routing, it follows, at least in Gwinnett County, the start of a portion of the outer Atlanta freeway loop. Reading through the information, where the last phase ends at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, it shows a partial interchange which indicates one day, in the future, the route could continue westward. Georgia portal Atlanta freeway revolts U. S. Roads portal Washington Outer Beltway - a once-proposed outer circumferential highway around Washington, D. C. through portions of Maryland and Virginia. Atlanta Business Chronicle article ABC article, March 2007


Kovaipudur is a large township at the foot hills of the Western Ghats, located in the City of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The Regional Transport Office of Coimbatore West is located at Kovaipudur, it is sometimes known as Little Ooty due to its cool climate and serene environment, was set up sometime in late seventies. Today this township has about 7500 families, three arts colleges, one engineering college, a polytechnic and a handful of schools. Kovaipudur is a 20-minute drive from Ukkadam, a 30-minute drive from R. S Puram and a 35-minute Drive from Gandhipuram on a motor powered vehicle. Many small colonies have come up around Kovaipudur in recent times. Kovaipudur has come under the Corporation of Coimbatore. Kovaipudur lies at the mouth of the Palghat Pass and at the south western fringe of the Coimbatore city, bordering the Western Ghats at the foothills of the Madukkarai range in Coimbatore and the Walayar ranges in Kerala. Kovaipudur has scrub vegetation as these hills make it a rainshadow area.

The mean temperature is lower than Coimbatore city. There is a police training academy, along with numerous colleges. Shanti Ashram, a renowned social organization of the region. Kovaipudur has a huge playground where sports like Cricket, Football and lots of other sports are played everyday by school and college students and middle aged people. There is an integrated township with a golf course. A small park by the name'Semmozhi Poonga' was opened for the general public. Many people come to the park for walking; as the large majority of the population is Hindu, there are many Hindu temples like Perumal temple, Kasi Visalakshi, Sundara Vinayagar, Sri Gopalaswamy, Sri Ragavendraswamy and Lord Ayyapa. In addition, there are Infant Jesus Church, IPA Faith City Church, CSI Christ Church, few other protestant churches and a masjid. T. V. Sekharan Memorial Matriculation, one of the most famous matric school in kovaipudur locality since 25 years- The Reputed CBSE School, C S Academy has its campus in Kovaipudur.

Other schools include. VLB Arts and Science Sri Krishna College of Technology known as V. L. B. Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology CBM College of Arts and Science. Sri Krishna Polytechnic college Sri Krishna Adithya College of Arts and Science Kovaipudur houses a prestigious training institution "CAD SOLUTIONS", which has guided thousands of Design Engineers; the institution is a pioneer in establishing advanced studies related to PLM and Computer Aided Engineering. Kovaipudur has few other training institution. Many nationalised and new generation Private sector banks have their presence in Kovaipudur. City Union Bank, Indian Bank, State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, United Bank of India and Karur Vysya Bank have their full-fledged banking operations along with onsite ATMs in Kovaipudur. KVB in Kovaipudur is a 365-day banking branch extending banking services to general public on Sundays as well; the 3rd Largest Private Sector bank in India - Axis Bank Limited has its branch near Kovaipudur.

ESAF Small Finance Bank has its Rural branch in Kulathupalayam, near Kovaipudur. Bank of Baroda, one of the largest Public Sector Bank is all set to commence its operations in Kovaipudur soon. In addition to the ATMs of the banks listed above, stand alone ATMs of ICICI Bank,Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Karur vysya bank,India One ATM operated by Tata are present in Kovaipudur. Nilgiris 1905 have their outlets here nearby T V Sekharan school Santhai assembles every Thursday in a ground nearby Pentecostal church. Kani store is the oldest store in Kovaipudur; the latest addition is a big super market "Day to Day near to Ashram school offers all house hold items under one roof. Kovaipudur is used as a shooting spot for the Vikram starrer 10 enradhukulla in November 2014. Kovaipudur acts as base of operations for The Banyan Infotech, a web and software development company for the last 15 years. Serene climate and high ROI has made Kovaipudur as the most preferred destination for real estate investment.

Property developers like Aura Contrivers and Jrd Realtorss are some of the most prominent real estate groups in Kovaipudur. Kovaipudur has the largest; the studio is first of its kind in Coimbatore to provide proffessional level music and video recording services, on par with Chennai. The studio has state of art equipments from AMS Neve, Protools HDX and offer 5.1/7.1 Mixing Facilities for its clients. The studio is a hub for media projects, student projects. Due to a Large number of student population staying in rooms here, many eating joints have come up catering to their taste. Jenita Restaurant, Lakshmi mess, Hotel Gowri,Indica Fast Foods,Tamizhagam, Kovai Food City, Amma Unavagam, Thathiah Mess, Sri Covai Foods, Ooty Restaurant, Jackfruit restaurant are some of the hotels situated in Kovaipudur. There is an ice cream branded shop - JustKulfi with wide varieties of natural ice cream slices and kulfi slices & sticks Kaalan shops and healthy foods are available at the evening time near the play ground opposite to Nilgiris.

K J Hospital offers 24x7 service with many consulting doctors visiting frequently. Pharmacy chains: Apollo Pharmacy, Thulasi Pharmacy, Saravana Medicals, Ambal Medicals and Wellness Pharmacy chain have franchisees here. Temperatures are cooler than Coimbatore city on an average. From